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Tips For Aging Gracefully: Part 1

Dr, Donna Restivo

Posted on March 14 2019

Unfortunately, we have yet to discover the famous fountain of youth, which means that it is up to us to embrace our age and accept where we are on the timeline of life. It’s time to succumb to the fact that you realistically cannot turn back the hand of time, but you most certainly can accept your age and allow your body and mind to change with dignity. Here are a few tips for aging gracefully.

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Do what you love. Whether you are still currently punching a time clock, or you are well into your retired years, aging can be done with ease if you are doing something that you love. Find a gig that allows you to focus your energy on something that is worthwhile and important to you because there is nothing worse than having to go to a job that you despise for eight hours every day. Maybe you’ve always been passionate about planning events and you want to tackle your own event planning biz? We can assure you that it won’t feel like work, because when you love what you do, work is like play. If you have said goodbye to your working years, then maybe it’s time to do that hobby that you’ve always been passionate about. There is no time like the present, and when we do what we love, we think less about how little time we have left and more about what we want to accomplish in that time. 

Forget about those prepossessed notions. We all have a set of beliefs about our age, our gender and our status in life, however; those beliefs do nothing but hold us back from true happiness. It may not be the social norm for a 70-year-old woman to run her first 5K race, but when you fall for these false beliefs, you’ve already taken away your freedom to be who you truly are. If you believe that 50 is old, then as soon as your 50th birthday approaches, you will naturally start acting like you are old. Maybe it’s time to develop your own set of beliefs and start doing things because they make you feel good inside and out.

Think positively. Chances are, you will be told to focus on the positive throughout the many stages of your life and this is an exceptionally powerful tip to live by when it comes to aging. As you age, you will find that you are armed with much more knowledge than you had when you were a youngster. The beauty of this is that you will make fewer mistakes in life. Now is the time to truly get to know yourself and the world around you. Our midlife is so busy with children and careers that we have little time to focus on ourselves, so look on the bright side and use this time to reward a life of hard work.  


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